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get new wallpaper images every day

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nancib.wordpress: A couple of weeks ago I was reading somewhere (I can’t recall where now) and someone mentioned Webilder for using Webshots images on GNU/Linux systems. I looked at the software a little more closely and decided to give it a whirl.

GNOME Activity Journal 0.3.3 is out

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The state of (high definition) video editing on Linux

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blog.thesilentnumber.me: We have extremely promising open source media editing applications for Linux like the Jokosher audio editor and PiTiVi video editor, both built on the powerful GStreamer framework. While things may be looking up, one shortcoming is an ever increasing problem that deserves some more serious attention.

KDE or Openbox

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celettu.wordpress: I love KDE, and the latest release is better than ever. It’s easy, fast, beautiful, all that. So when I installed Arch on another partition and slapped Openbox on it I certainly didn’t think I would consider using it full time.

Banshee Extensions Getting Easier

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ostatic.com/blog: The Banshee Project is working on making it easier for developers to make extensions and get them to users. Gabriel Burt, who works on the Banshee Project, announced yesterday the Banshee Community Extensions (BCE) sub-project.

Arch Linux + Kdevelop + Irrlicht 3D + Blender

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jimmyburnett.com: If you’re into any type of 3D development in Linux be sure to give Arch a try with your 3D tools. The i686 compiled binaries offered up by Arch Linux gave me a little more of an edge, especially when it came to developing models.

Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux

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junauza.com: Create Your Own Avatar for Free on Linux: Do you want to create your own avatar? I'm not talking about the Avatar movie but the graphical representation of yourself inside the computer world that you can use as a profile image.

CoverGloobus 1.6 "WOW!" lives up to its name

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omgubuntu.co.uk: CoverGloobus - an awesome application for displaying cover art and lyrics on your desktop - quietly released version 1.6 at the beginning of this month.

LXDE - the cure for what ails our older PCs

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education.zdnet: It’s been a while since Ubuntu could be called a leaner alternative to Windows. However, one of the nicer features of Linux (at least for the end user) is the ability to choose the windowing environment with which we interact with the underlying OS.

Rhythmbox + Last.fm

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everyjoe.com: I haven’t used Rhythmbox’s Last.fm to scrobble lately because it doesn’t let me ‘love’ a song. Well, that is until I found this particular Last.fm plugin for Rhythmbox called “New Style Last.fm Scrobbler.”

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
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  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
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